The unit is about the size of a large microwave. But it instead of a door it has a slot that the Quik Pak is inserted into. The unit is mostly automatic. Insert your meal, wait a few minutes, take it and eat.
When it passes through the matrix barcode on the top of the package is scanned. If the package is inserted the wrong way it will be ejected.
The meal is then deposited in the heating chamber. The unit can heat each of the meal sections independently. The unit uses the information on the barcode to heat each component the right amount. Items that require stirring a sonic probe lowered to the section to vibrate the contents, the probe is capable of moving to mix the contents even more.
Once the meal has been properly prepared, the probes are removed and the meal is returned to the individual.
Note: Damaged Quik Paks should not be used as they could jam the system. There is a panel that opens to allow clearing the unit. Only trained technicians should service the unit.